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Mini Interview – The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (What Does Dominic Armato Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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After a slight (major!) delay, Dominic Armato has returned to AMO! This brings us one step closer to interviewing the legendary voice actor behind Guybrush Threepwood about every Monkey Island game ever made. Today, we ask him about all things The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition…

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GAME REVIEW – DeathSpank (Xbox Live Arcade & PlayStation Network)

By Duncan Voice

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DeathSpank is the creation of Ron Gilbert, one of the brilliant minds responsible for the perennial AMO favourite Monkey Island series. His development team Hothead Games released the well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice Of Darkness – Episode One back in 2008. Their latest title is DeathSpank, a downloadable only hack and slash adventure… and it’s bloody funny!

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GAME REVIEW – Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge

By Marty Mulrooney

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, an adventure game that many gamers still consider to be one of the greatest of all time, has finally been re-released and given the same HD makeover treatment that The Secret Of Monkey Island received last year. However, by attempting to  remake a game that remains precious to adventure gamers worldwide even today, LucasArts has not only faced the tremendous challenge of updating a classic without diluting any of the ingredients that made it so special in the first place, but also the task of improving upon last year’s Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition, which split fans down the middle with its bold graphical updates and somewhat clunky controls.

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GAME REVIEW – The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition

By Marty Mulrooney

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Released last year at the same time at Telltale’s new Tales Of Monkey Island, The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a remake by LucasArts of  the adventure game where it all began, in beautiful, fully orchestrated and fully voiced high definition. It is available on PC, Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and iPhone/iPod touch.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Steve Purcell (Creator Of Sam & Max)

By Marty Mulrooney

SteveKittyCU Steve Purcell is an American artist, cartoonist and film/game designer. Perhaps most important of all though, he is also the creator of the hugely popular characters Sam & Max, who have featured in a wide variety of media products over the years including comic books, a TV show and now a return to gaming with their third Season from Telltale Games, launching tomorrow (15th April 2010). He also works at Pixar. What better time to speak to this hugely talented artist and designer? I was recently lucky enough to be able to track Mr Purcell down and pick his brain for the pleasure of AMO’s readers… he even provided us with some fantastic artwork too!

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Mini Interview – TOMI Season Finale: Rise Of The Pirate God (What Does Dominic Armato Think?)

By Marty Mulrooney

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I can’t believe that we are already here: Alternative Magazine Online’s final interview with Guybrush Threepwood voice actor Dominic Armato. A constant every month since the site was born, Dom has always provided me with fantastic answers and humbled me with his absolute cooperation. Reviewing the games and then picking his brain have really helped me grow as a writer and in turn raised the quality of the site. I am therefore proud (and somewhat quite sad) to present our final  interview, pertaining to the season finale of Tales Of Monkey Island, entitled Rise Of The Pirate God. Enjoy!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Mike Stemmle (Game Designer, Writer and Director) LucasArts 1990-2004, Telltale 2008-Present

By Marty Mulrooney

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If you haven’t heard of Mike Stemmle, and still call yourself an adventure fan, then shame on you! As well as working at LucasArts during their glory years, Mr Stemmle is also a member of Telltale, and has recently been working on Tales Of Monkey Island  in the capacity of scriptwriter and designer.

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